The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Ant skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Ant over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apache Ant
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 131 130
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1  
Contract jobs citing Ant 20 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.73% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.33% 2.40% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 8
Median daily rate £399 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.10% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £380 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £504 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £38.00
% change year-on-year - -27.63%  

Ant is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 462 417 430
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.92% 13.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 285 283
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 26
Median hourly rate £47.50 £42.45 £37.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.89% +12.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.50 £32.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £43.00 £45.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Ant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Ant as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for Ant in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Ant in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Ant in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Ant in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Ant in the South West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Ant in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Ant within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +12 6 £475 -5.00% 1
Wiltshire +1 4 £350 -13.58%
Bristol - 4 £372 -
Somerset - 4 £440 -
Devon - 1 - -
Ant
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Ant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for Ant.

1 43 (71.67%) Jenkins
2 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (60.00%) Java
4 33 (55.00%) HTML
5 32 (53.33%) Oracle
6 31 (51.67%) CSS
6 31 (51.67%) Maven
7 30 (50.00%) JavaScript
8 29 (48.33%) SQL
9 28 (46.67%) Test Automation
10 26 (43.33%) Scrum
11 24 (40.00%) Selenium
12 23 (38.33%) Git (software)
12 23 (38.33%) Spring
12 23 (38.33%) Eclipse
13 22 (36.67%) Web Services
13 22 (36.67%) XML
13 22 (36.67%) Subversion
13 22 (36.67%) TeamCity
14 21 (35.00%) Gradle
15 20 (33.33%) Linux
16 19 (31.67%) E-Commerce
16 19 (31.67%) Red Hat
16 19 (31.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (31.67%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (30.00%) Cucumber
17 18 (30.00%) DevOps
18 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
18 17 (28.33%) TDD
19 16 (26.67%) Oracle Database

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (16.67%) IIS
2 8 (13.33%) Apache
3 7 (11.67%) GlassFish
3 7 (11.67%) Tomcat
3 7 (11.67%) WebSphere
4 5 (8.33%) Confluence
5 4 (6.67%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) GitHub
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon Kinesis
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
2 2 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (3.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (3.33%) AWS OpsWorks
2 2 (3.33%) Route 53
3 1 (1.67%) Boomi
3 1 (1.67%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.33%) PuTTY
1 8 (13.33%) WinSCP
2 7 (11.67%) Internet
2 7 (11.67%) Kerberos
3 2 (3.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (28.33%) SQL Server
2 16 (26.67%) Oracle Database
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (13.33%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (8.33%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (3.33%) Big Data
6 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.33%) InterSystems Cache
6 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.67%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 43 (71.67%) Jenkins
2 31 (51.67%) Maven
3 24 (40.00%) Selenium
4 23 (38.33%) Eclipse
4 23 (38.33%) Git (software)
5 22 (36.67%) Subversion
5 22 (36.67%) TeamCity
6 21 (35.00%) Gradle
7 18 (30.00%) Cucumber
8 12 (20.00%) SoapUI
9 11 (18.33%) JUnit
10 9 (15.00%) Mercurial
11 8 (13.33%) Apache Buildr
11 8 (13.33%) HP UFT
11 8 (13.33%) JIRA
11 8 (13.33%) jMock
11 8 (13.33%) SpecFlow
11 8 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (13.33%) TestNG
11 8 (13.33%) Toad
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 3 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (35.00%) Developer
2 11 (18.33%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Architect
4 8 (13.33%) Technical Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Applications Support
5 6 (10.00%) Automation Tester
5 6 (10.00%) Tester
6 5 (8.33%) Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.67%) Developer in Test
8 3 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (5.00%) QA Leader
8 3 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) UI Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Oracle Applications Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Oracle Consultant
9 2 (3.33%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (55.00%) HTML
2 31 (51.67%) CSS
3 23 (38.33%) Spring
4 22 (36.67%) Web Services
4 22 (36.67%) XML
5 14 (23.33%) Hibernate
5 14 (23.33%) SOAP
6 11 (18.33%) EJB
7 10 (16.67%) .NET
8 9 (15.00%) JSP
9 8 (13.33%) Ajax
9 8 (13.33%) JSF
9 8 (13.33%) RESTful
9 8 (13.33%) Struts
10 7 (11.67%) HTML5
10 7 (11.67%) JSON
11 6 (10.00%) REST
12 5 (8.33%) CSS3
12 5 (8.33%) DHTML
13 4 (6.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) RIA
1 7 (11.67%) Web 2.0
2 6 (10.00%) User Experience
3 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.33%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (33.33%) Linux
2 19 (31.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (21.67%) Windows
4 11 (18.33%) Windows Server
5 8 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (11.67%) AIX
7 5 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (65.00%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 26 (43.33%) Scrum
4 19 (31.67%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (31.67%) E-Commerce
5 18 (30.00%) DevOps
6 17 (28.33%) TDD
7 14 (23.33%) BDD
8 13 (21.67%) Unit Testing
9 12 (20.00%) API Testing
9 12 (20.00%) User Stories
10 11 (18.33%) MVC
11 10 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
11 10 (16.67%) Integration Testing
11 10 (16.67%) Performance Testing
11 10 (16.67%) Test Strategy
12 8 (13.33%) Defect Tracking
12 8 (13.33%) System Integration Testing
12 8 (13.33%) Test Scripting
12 8 (13.33%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 36 (60.00%) Java
2 30 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 29 (48.33%) SQL
4 12 (20.00%) Perl
5 10 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 10 (16.67%) VBScript
6 8 (13.33%) F#
7 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.00%) VB
9 2 (3.33%) C
9 2 (3.33%) C#
9 2 (3.33%) Python
9 2 (3.33%) Shell Script
9 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.67%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) ISEB
2 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (8.33%) Degree
4 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (15.00%) Docker
2 8 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (13.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) vRealize
2 7 (11.67%) Ansible
3 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.33%) Puppet
4 1 (1.67%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 32 (53.33%) Oracle
2 19 (31.67%) Red Hat
3 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (20.00%) ATG
4 12 (20.00%) hybris
5 8 (13.33%) HP
5 8 (13.33%) VMware
6 7 (11.67%) IBM
7 1 (1.67%) BEA
7 1 (1.67%) Dell
7 1 (1.67%) Informatica
7 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.67%) SAP